Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee And The Help By Kathryn Stockett

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Innovative and informed people can look past racism and suppress it. However, ignorant and uninformed people contribute to racism and amplify it. This becomes clear when you compare characters from the novels To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and The Help by Kathryn Stockett. These characters include innovative minds such as Atticus and Skeeter, or ignorant minds like Bob Ewell and Hilly. Even children contribute to racism such as Mae Mobley and Cecil Jacobs. With racism becoming an ever growing factor in our lives, such as Syrian refugees and people like Donald Trump running for US Presidency. We should understand that many factors contribute to racism but the way we treat people with differences to us and how informed we are on the…show more content…
Even though defending a black man made him vulnerable to insults and violence of the town people, such as Bob Ewell and the mob in chapter fifteen. He still defends Tom and gives him the best he can since Atticus knows that it is the right thing to do and skin colour is just a colour. Atticus even gets personal gain through the food the black community gave him after the trial and also setting himself as a leading role model for his kids Scout and Jem. Likewise, Skeeter from The Help is a young white woman that sees past the fact the maids of Mississippi are coloured and tried to do something about the harsh way they were treated. Skeeter did much like Atticus did and looks past the colour of people 's skin since she knew it would be wrong to sit and do nothing about the coloured people’s treatment, even if it put herself in danger in any way. She realized the racism she was contributing in such as the Jackson Junior League where white ladies congregate to tell their racist initiatives and she stood up against them by refusing to spread these racist ideals in her writing in the newspaper. She even lost some of her best friends such as Hilly and Elizabeth when they found out about her contributions to prevent racism. The last major contributing factor this innovative mind had against racism was her idea of writing a book by the coloured maids perspective. Not only was this for personal gain of accomplishing her dream of being a
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